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COMMERCE: NWI catching the eye of national retailers

COMMERCE: NWI catching the eye of national retailers

Business interest in Northwest Indiana is growing, a sign of good things to come, said Rex Richards, executive director of the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce.

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COMMERCE: Manufacturers, national retailers eye Porter County

COMMERCE: Manufacturers, national retailers eye Porter County

With renewed interest in national retailers and a recent groundbreaking for a manufacturing facility, commerce in Porter County is looking up, said Rex Richards, executive director of the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce. 

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
COMMERCE: Business interest in Porter County increases

COMMERCE: Business interest in Porter County increases

With shovel-ready sites and expansion of some existing businesses, Porter County is poised for increased development in the coming months.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am Video
Valparaiso designated tops in state for baby boomers

Valparaiso designated tops in state for baby boomers

Valparaiso is attracting more baby boomers than any other town in the state of Indiana, according to a recent study.

December 21, 2013 2:00 pm Photos

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No tricks, only treats at Porter chamber network night

No tricks, only treats at Porter chamber network night

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Another sold out show with more than 140 businesses rang in the Halloween season Thursday at the annual Porter County Chamber Network Night at the Porter County Expo Center.

October 17, 2013 6:45 pm Photos

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Valpo Chamber named best chamber in Indiana

Valpo Chamber named best chamber in Indiana

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce won the 2013 Chamber of Commerce of the Year award at the annual Indiana Chamber Executives Association luncheon.

March 18, 2013 3:45 pm Photos

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Voices of Vision: Rex Richards

Voices of Vision: Rex Richards

Rex Richards reflects on exciting NWI accomplishments in education in 2012 and looking ahead to 2013.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am
Chamber Network Night scares up some business

Chamber Network Night scares up some business

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Held for over 20 years around Halloween, the Porter County Chamber Coalition’s Chamber Network Night features plenty of scary decorations and employees dressed in costume.

October 25, 2012 6:15 pm Photos

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20 UNDER 40: Jon Schmaltz

20 UNDER 40: Jon Schmaltz

Attorney Jon Schmaltz became a partner of the Valparaiso law firm Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP in 2006 when he was only 32. He grew up in Michigan City and earned his undergraduate degree at Purdue University in 1996 before attending the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis.…

September 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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COMMERCE: Higher levels of confidence among business boosting chamber coffers

COMMERCE: Higher levels of confidence among business boosting chamber coffers

Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce President Rex Richards said the chamber has been the beneficiary of a "loosening up" of funds from Northwest Indiana businesses, a sign regional economic conditions are improving.

May 27, 2012 12:00 am
Northwest Indiana Forum Promotes Region Advantages

Northwest Indiana Forum Promotes Region Advantages

Mark Maassel, president and CEO of the Northwest Indiana Forum, makes sure the world knows that NWI is more than just a great place to visit, live, work and raise a family-it's a prime location for private and commercial business/industry.

March 05, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo chamber rakes in more ICEA awards

VALPARAISO | The awards just keep on coming for the Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce.

February 21, 2012 2:28 pm
Valpo chamber's Richards named exec of the year

Valpo chamber's Richards named exec of the year

VALPARAISO | In what is a first for Northwest Indiana, Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce President Rex Richards has been named state Chamber Executive of the Year.

February 21, 2012 12:00 am
COMMERCE: Big project hoping to bring opportunities for development

COMMERCE: Big project hoping to bring opportunities for development

Valparaiso economic development official Rex Richards said with construction activity on the new Porter hospital tailing off later this year, other projects should be ready to provide a boost to the area.

February 19, 2012 12:00 am
SMALL BUSINESS: Companies hanging on, aim to up advertising

SMALL BUSINESS: Companies hanging on, aim to up advertising

There's a "critical mass" of small businesses in the area, especially in Porter County, that are making it through the tough economic times and are hoping for growth, Rex Richards said.

October 30, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Richards elected to lead state chamber group

Richards elected to lead state chamber group

VALPARAISO | Rex Richards, president and CEO of the Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, recently was elected to serve as the 2011-12 chairman for the Indiana Chamber Executives Association.

August 26, 2011 12:00 am
Buildings earn community improvement honors

Buildings earn community improvement honors

VALPARAISO | Martin Binder Jewelers and Valparaiso University's Heritage Hall were double winners at Wednesday's 44th Annual Greater Valparaiso Community Improvement Awards.

July 06, 2011 2:44 pm Photos

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SMALL BUSINESS: Firms show interest in NWI despite challenges

SMALL BUSINESS: Firms show interest in NWI despite challenges

Businesses that have cash available are scouting whether to add or expand Northwest Indiana locations with increased frequency because of improved economic conditions, Rex Richards said.

June 19, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Valpo OKs fee waiver to help construction

VALPARAISO | Let the building begin.

April 27, 2011 11:45 am
Recession has slowed but not stopped Valpo's progress

Recession has slowed but not stopped Valpo's progress

VALPARAISO | In the midst of one of the worst recessions in the nation's history, Valparaiso has managed to grow and thrive. And, now that it appears the recession is easing, the city appears poised for a big upswing.

March 06, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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